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The Removal of New Orleans' Confederate Monuments Has Been Delayed Again

The city is acting out of the "safety of potential bidders"

The city has cancelled the bid process to remove four New Orleans Confederate monuments, which has become contentions and even dangerous for some involved, while a lawsuit to stop the removal is in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

The city says it's acting out of the "safety of potential bidders," which has become an issue for contractors involved with the process. Hayne Rainey, a press secretary for Mitch Landrieu, said:

"Due to the previous violence and threats during the bid process, we will wait to re-advertise the project until we feel confident a resolution in the Court is near and a contractor may be publicly procured so that monuments may be relocated without further delay."

City delays bid process for monument removal [WWL]